Admitting is the First Step...

Do you make New Year's Resolutions? I recently read a quote by F.M. Knowles, "He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool."  I'm so glad I read that BEFORE January 1st because it saved me a lot of regret.

I've never been a die hard at making resolutions or even setting goals, for that matter. Yes, I probably should be more of a goal-setter, but it just sounds like too much work. The years that I actually did make resolutions never panned out anyway. Imagine that!?

January does seem like the perfect time to resolve to be healthier though. I mean, for me, I'm so bloated and still full from Thanksgiving and Christmas that none of my clothes fit right. Maybe if I didn't wear sweats the whole Christmas break I would know to stop eating when my jeans felt tight. Sweats are a necessary evil!

I bet you think I'm getting ready to tell you I've resolved to lose weight for the new year, huh? Sadly, no. I'm not saying I'm not going to try and lose weight and exercise. I'm just not setting myself up for failure - AGAIN.

What I am going to resolve to do is become more organized. I want to purge my house, garage, and life of junk. Stuff and some people can really weigh you down, if you let it.

I really would like when I open the garage door to not feel embarrassed if someone is driving by or pulling up in our driveway. I also would like to open my kitchen cabinet without feeling like a drugstore is staring back at us. I kid you not, this is actually one of our kitchen cabinets. *hanging head in shame*

I've been looking on one of my very favorite sites, Pinterest, for organizational tips. What I'd really like is to be able to afford for someone to come in and purge my home and organize it. Sadly, this isn't going to happen so I must do it myself. Here are a few ideas I've found on Pinterest...

Don't you think this might help my cabinet situation? I do too.

Do you think I'm on the right track? Admitting I have a problem is the first step, right?! And, wouldn't this research I'm doing on Pinterest count as setting a goal? Okay, I know, I'm reaching. Hey, speaking of Pinterest, Mrs. Hart found a Declutter Challenge she shared last week when she posted about her 20 in 2012. Thanks, Mrs. Hart. This may be quite useful!

Did you make a New Year's Resolution? Or do you resolve to be unresolved? Have you already broken your resolutions? Do you have any organizational tips you could share? What about a suggestion for my cabinet situation?! Seriously, that cabinet situation causes me anxiety every time I have to reach into it for a cup or my Xanax.

~Mrs. Albright
Sitting comfy in my sweats as I search Pinterest for organizational tips, like.....

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